Flow Chart Symbols

Flow Chart Symbols


In the previous section of this chapter, we have learnt to write algorithms, i.e. step-bystep process of solving a problem. We can also show these steps in graphical form by using some symbols. This is called flowcharting.

Flowchart Symbols

Some of the standard symbols along with respective function(s) that are used for making flowchart are as follows:

Qus. 1 : What is the symbol used to represent start and stop of a flowchart ?

  1. Oval
  2. Rectangle
  3. Arrow
  4. Diamond
Qus. 2 : A process is expressed in a flowchart by

  1. Rectangle
  2. A Circle
  3. Parallelogram
  4. A Diamond
Qus. 3 : Flowchart and algorithms are used for

  1. Better programming
  2. easy testing and debugging
  3. Efficient Coding
  4. All
Qus. 4 : In a flow chart, which of the following is used to test the condition ?

  1. Terminal
  2. Process
  3. Input/Output
  4. Decision
Qus. 5 : A detailed flow chart is called as______?

  1. stack
  2. macro
  3. micro
  4. union
Qus. 6 : Which of the following symbols is used to represent output in a flow chart?

  1. Square
  2. Circle
  3. Parallelogram
  4. Triangle
Qus. 7 : Which symbol is used as a flowline to connect two blocks in a flow chart?

  1. arrow
  2. circle
  3. box
  4. parallelogram